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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Retired admirals reveal plan to use Australian submarines to defend Japan

Soryu class SSKBuying a Japanese submarine has more to do with the US alliance and protecting Japan from China than jobs or capability, according to two former Japanese admirals.

In a document obtained by News Corp, former Japanese Navy chief Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda and former submarine fleet commander Vice Admiral Masao Kobayashi argue that the “north-south cooperation” between Australia and Japan would provide “strategic and operational flexibility to the USA’s rebalancing policy”.

“This strategic relationship is a thing which no other nation can replace,” the document says.

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